Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Drinking Soda Causes Obesity, Disease and More

Soda is full of sugar. Did you know that a 12 ounce can of Coke contains 9 teaspoons of sugar? The serving size of a can of soda is typically not the entire can, so you’re getting more carbs than you might think.

Drinking soda can cause diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

Juice is also full of sugar and the American Academy of Pediatrics states that children under 6 months old should have NO juice. Children from 6 months to 6 years should drink less than 6 ounces of juice. Children over 6 should drink no more than 12 ounces per day.

Think sports drinks or “vitamin waters” are any better? Hardly. They also contain TONS of sugar – about 8 teaspoons in a typical bottle of a sports drink. And vitamin waters carry no real nutritional value – and they have almost as much sugar as a can of soda.

So what’s the big deal about sugar? Too much sugar causes major diseases like obesity, diabetes, not to mention cavities.

The real message here is that soft drinks, fruit juices, and other sugary drinks are very unhealthy and have many long-term affects to your health.
Why not drink clean, clear, fresh-tasting water from a high quality home water filter? My kids actually prefer to drink water because our water tastes so good. High quality water tastes better, is more refreshing than sugary alternatives and helps you fight obesity and disease, not contribute to it.